Reconciliation Sets Pro-life Precedent for 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 3, 2015
Contact: Mallory Quigley, mquigley@sba-list.org 703-380-6674

Obama’s Imminent Veto is a Reminder of the Importance of Electing a Pro-life President

Washington, D.C.  – Tonight the U.S. Senate passed a reconciliation bill that defunds Planned Parenthood and reallocates their taxpayer dollars to comprehensive health care centers. Susan B. Anthony List, which led a coalition of pro-life groups encouraging the Senate to use the reconciliation process to defund Planned Parenthood, offered the following comment:

“Tonight’s vote is a landmark victory for all who prioritize comprehensive women’s health care over abortion industry profits. We thank Senate Leadership for following through on their promise to advance this defunding provision to the President’s desk,” said Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

“The debate over the reconciliation process has continued the national conversation on Planned Parenthood and established an important precedent for the next administration,” continued Dannenfelser. “If Americans elect a pro-life president next year, and safeguard our pro-life majorities in Congress, this bill – and many others – could be law by 2017.”

“Susan B. Anthony List and our allies worked tirelessly to ensure this defunding provision remained in the final bill, and we have already begun working towards victory next year. This will be accomplished by first educating voters about the candidates who, like President Obama, take marching orders from the abortion lobby in opposing even modest abortion limits.”

The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $16.71 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 380,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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